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BUSFORUS: Istanbul Hop On Hop Off + Bosporus Cruise

BUSFORUS: Istanbul Hop On Hop Off + Bosporus Cruise

Istanbul, Turkey
Tour ID: 1015

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Highlights

  • Explore Istanbul by hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Hop-on and off as desired and discover Istanbul at your pace
  • Cruise tour to see Istanbul from a different perspective
  • See historical landmarks and other highlights
  • Guided tour to give insights into different attractions
  • Smartphone Voucher Accepted! No need to print.

Overview

Spend a wonderful time exploring Istanbul by bus and boat tour. Join this amazing sightseeing journey and see the major city of Turkey at your pace. Hop on the bus and witness popular landmarks. All the stops are strategically located so you can hop on and off anytime and discover the attractions at your pace. Once you finish sightseeing by bus, relax on Golden Horn and Bosphorus cruise. This 120-minute cruise tour allows you to know the Golden Horn and Bosporus. Istanbul is a land of history and culture and with this combo tour, you can know the spectacular side of this city.

Itinerary

Admire the beauty of Istanbul with a hop-on hop-off bus and cruise tour.  The multilingual audio commentary makes this tour more interesting. Witness Istanbul’s beauty from the bus or hop off at stops to explore attractions at your convenience. Popular landmarks include the Hagia Sophia, the blue mosque, Dolmabahce Palace, the Basilica Cistern, Chora Church, Galata Tower, Topkapi Palace and cruise the Bosphorus Strait. 

Hagia Sophia is a religious attraction with a rich history. It was constructed as Christian Church and later used as a mosque and a museum. This captivating museum is a must- a visit to Istanbul. 

The Blue Mosque was built in the 1600s and it is a perfect blend of Islamic and Byzantine architecture. Beautiful interiors and exterior are mesmerizing. Delve into the spiritual atmosphere and feel the tranquility. 

Dolmabahce Palace is an alluring stately palace with awe-inspiring arts and artifacts. Basilica Cistern is dated back to the 6th century. Explore the spiritual world in Istanbul. The Chora Church is popular for mosaics and frescoes that showcase the life of Jesus Christ. 

Galata Tower is made in the medieval period and from this captivating landmark, you can witness spectacular views of the city. Enjoy the beauty all around with this 200 feet tall tower. Topkapi Palace is also located in the old town of Istanbul. This important historical attraction houses a cultural museum. Here you can witness Islamic, European, and Ottoman styles of decoration. 

Bosphorus Cruise Tour:
After enjoying a hop-on hop-off bus tour you can explore the iconic waterways of Istanbul with a cruise tour. Meet the guide across the Hagia Sophia and delve into the beauty of coastal views while traveling along the Bosphorus Strait.
 
The 32 kilometers long Bosporus cruise ride is something you will remember for life. On the way witness ancient castles, palaces, popular parks, hills, etc. You will pass by the Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Ortakoy Mosque, Bosphorus Bridge, Rumeli Fortress, and Beylerbeyi Palace. 

Grab the opportunity to admire the beauty of historical sites from the water. Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Galata Tower, and Maiden Tower look alluring when you see them from clear water. 
 
Bosphorus is incredible and divides Istanbul into two continents Europe and Asia. It also connects the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea which increases its geographical significance. 
 
The Bosphorous cruise tour allows you to see the gem of Istanbul. The meeting of east and west at the Bosphorus river is amazing. On this cruise tour, you can observe the amazing architectural work on historical monuments that were constructed during the Byzantine and Ottoman periods. 
 
With this strategically planned tour you can see all the popular landmarks in Istanbul at your convenience and you will definitely re-visit this spectacular city. Get ready to join this bus and cruise tour and see the city by land and water. Marvel at the architecture that you will not find elsewhere in the world. Book the tour now and enjoy the tour hassle-free. 

Schedule

Bus Tour:
Departures:
 Between 10:00 - 16:00, Every 30 minutes frequency
Full Loop: 2 hours 30 minutes
First Stop: From Sultanahmet
(*Timings, frequency and route may vary due to traffic, weather and other unforeseen circumstances.)

Boat Tour:
1. Start at 12:30 & Return at 14:45
2. Start at 16:00 & Return at 18:15
First Stop: From Sultanahmet
Duration: Approx. 120 Minutes
Meet your guide with the Grand Boat Line sign in his hand in front of the kiosk opposite the Hagia Sophia and walk down with him to the pier in 10 minutes. Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before start.

Inclusions

  • 1 Day Istanbul Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Ticket
  • Audio-guide available in 8 languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Persian, Turkish)
  • English-Speaking Driver
  • Approx. 2.5 hours Bosporus Boat Ride and Golden Horn Tour
  • English speaking tour guide on cruise
  • Free Wi-Fi on bus tour

Exclusions

  • Entrance Fees
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Meals

Redemption Info

All buses depart and end at Taksim/ Sultanahmet, however you can board the bus at any stop and voucher can be exchanged directly with the driver.
You can present confirmed booking voucher on (Smartphone/ Printed) to bus staff on board.
You will receive a ticket in exchange for your voucher, which you must keep until the expiry date/ tour.
Please check your ticket to know when it expires.
After exchanging your voucher for a ticket, your voucher will no longer be valid.
In loss of voucher/ticket, company is not liable for any refund.
Flexible Ticket: All vouchers are valid for 06 months from the date of purchase.

Know Before You Go

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Onboard Wi-Fi: Yes (Please check with bus staff)
Pets Allowed: No
Complimentary ear phones are provided, or you are welcome to use your own wired earphones with a jack connector
Tours operate in all weather, rain or shine. Refunds due to weather will not be granted unless the service is suspended as a result of weather.
Disclaimer: Due to traffic issues, public holidays, weather conditions, cruise ship arrivals and unforeseen circumstances, there might be sudden changes in the route or on the schedule. In "normal times" Istanbul is a busy city, especially during special events, summer holidays and at weekends. Traffic congestion and road closures - may cause delays, reduced frequency and changes to the route. We’ll do all we can to provide a smooth and frequent service!

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Cancellation Policy

No Cancellation Charges up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date. 100% cancellation fee applied within 24 hours of travel date.

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